ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Macroeconomic Indicators (28 May 2011)

A comparison of India's balance of payments for the period April to December 2010 with the corresponding period of 2009 shows that the deficit in the merchandise account increased from $86.8 billion to $102.1 billion. During the same period, the invisibles account showed an increase in surplus from $61.2 billion to $63.2 billion. Thus, the current account deficit expanded from $25.5 billion to $38.9 billion. A disquieting feature in the capital account has been a drastic fall in net foreign direct investment from $27.0 billion to $18.0 billion.

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